In December 2015 the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will issue a call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.
Preventing obesity and type 2 diabetes is a priority for the UK Government. With over 60 percent of the adult population either overweight or obese and more than 2.7 million people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the health burden and economic impact of obesity in the UK are increasing.
This call is an initiative by the NIHR in recognition of the need for further research-based evidence to underpin the prevention and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children.
Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.
More information will be available on the NIHR Themed Calls website in due course.
Join our researcher workshop
On 19 January 2016 the NIHR will hold a workshop in central London which is open to all those in any discipline who are working, or interested in working, in research relating to obesity.
Representatives from a range of NIHR programmes and supporting NIHR infrastructure will attend to advise on the various funding routes available, and provide help and guidance on developing and submitting an application.
Registration will close at 12pm on Friday 30 October 2015.